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Old 08-31-2011, 12:45 PM   #1
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Default "OLD" generation bl motors still competitive?

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have a lrp x11 17.5t motor, how does it stand against the new x12 and the others?

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Old 08-31-2011, 12:55 PM   #2
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X12 is faster IMO using the same settings on the ESC.

X11 cannot be beat in wet conditions however as the can has no openings.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:56 PM   #3
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I would say in boosted you should be competitive.

Now if the same person drove identical lines, with identical cars and one had a newer motor. I would guess the newer motor would win.

That being said I ran an X11 last year against newer motors and definitely was competitive enough for me not to buy a new one at the time.
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I've been thinking about this lately myself. Recently I decided to run mod and the only mod motor I have is an original Novak Velocity 5.5 I took it apart cleaned and lubed it and changed the ancient history rotor (stacked magnets 14mm diam.) for the newer sintered 12.3mm rotor. It ran great and still quite fast and temped at about 160F.

Back in the early days I don't recall people having issues with frying the early motors. I wonder if it is because they were built to some higher standards for durability. Of course back then we didn't have boost. However, my Novak 17.5 Ballistic is already burned out and it barely took 160F the last time I ran it in non-boosted.
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Old competition brushless motors are still in the game , specially Novak Velociti motors !
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